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Technoprogressive? BioConservative? Huh?
Quick overview of biopolitical points of view
Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction
Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner eds.
Giulio Prisco on ' Hate Speech Hurts - Should It Be Banned?' (May 29, 2015)
spud100 on ' Human Rights for Cyberconscious Beings' (May 28, 2015)
spud100 on ' Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?' (May 28, 2015)
spud100 on ' Hate Speech Hurts - Should It Be Banned?' (May 28, 2015)
Peter Kinnon on ' What, Me Worry? - I Don’t Share Most Concerns About Artificial Intelligence' (May 26, 2015)
instamatic on ' Does the Biblical God Exist? - I Think We Can Do Better' (May 26, 2015)
spud100 on ' The Argument for Legalizing Psychedelics - Part 1: Cognitive Liberty and Creativity' (May 26, 2015)
Does moral action depend on reasoning?
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Securing the Future research program is to proactively mitigate existential risks to humanity and to the biosphere, both natural and technological. We are working with natural scientists, social scientists, humanists, historians, engineers, and futurists around specific responses to such risks.
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Catastrophic Risks Reading List
Bostrom, N. and M. Cirkovic eds. 2007.
Global Catastrophic Risks
Hughes, J. 2007.
"Global Technology Regulation and Potentially Apocalyptic Technological Threats,"
Nanoethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Nanotechnology
Hughes, J. 2008.
"Millennial Tendencies in Responses to Apocalyptic Threats"
Global Catastrophic Risks
eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic. Oxford University Press. 2008. pgs 72-89
"Existential Risks: Analyzing Human Extinction Scenarios and Related Hazards"
"Dinosaurs, Dodos, Humans?" (pdf)
by Nick Bostrom
Catastrophe: Risk and Response
The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction
Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future In This Century - On Earth and Beyond
"Reducing the risk of human extinction"
Emerging Systemic Risks in the 21st Century: An Agenda for Action (pdf)
World Economic Forum. 2006.
Global Risks 2006 (pdf)
Annihilation from Within: The Ultimate Threat to Nations
Hanson, R. 2007.
"Catastrophe, Social Collapse, and Human Extinction" (pdf)
"Some Limits to Global Ecophagy, with Public Policy Recommendations"
Joy, B. 2000.
"Why the Future Doesn't Need Us"
Leslie, J. 1996.
The End of the World
Matheny, J. 2006.
Reducing the Risk of Human Extinction
Posner, R. 2004.
Catastrophe: Risk and Response
Preston, R. 2002.
The Demon in the Freezer
Rees, M. 2003.
Our Final Hour
Directory of global risk organizations
Recent IEET Risk News
by "What, Me Worry? - I Don’t Share Most Concerns About Artificial Intelligence" Lawrence Krauss The Edge May 28, 2015
by "We Should Mine the Asteroids Now, but Not The Moon" David Brin Contrary Brin May 28, 2015
by "We May be Systematically Underestimating the Probability of Annihilation" Phil Torres May 27, 2015
by "If We No Longer Force People to Work to Meet Their Basic Needs, Won’t They Stop Working?" Scott Santens scottsantens.com May 26, 2015
by "When Is A Minion Not A Minion? - Should We Create Aware Machines?" Aubrey de Grey The Edge May 26, 2015
by "The “Reputation Web” Will Generate Countless Opportunities" Lincoln Cannon Lincoln Metacannon May 26, 2015
by "Human Rights for Cyberconscious Beings" Martine Rothblatt Virtually Human: The Promise and the Peril of Digital Immortality May 25, 2015
by "Self-Driving Trucks Are Going to Hit Us Like a Human-Driven Truck" Scott Santens Medium.com May 24, 2015
May 19, 2015 "My daughter, my wife, our robot, and the quest for immortality"
IEET Books on Risks
by Ramez Naam (2015) Apex
by Marshall Brain (2015) The Second Intelligent Species
by Ed. David Wood (2015) Anticipating Tomorrow’s Politics
by Martine Rothblatt (2014) Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality
by Nick Bostrom (2014) Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014) Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds
by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014) Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies
by Ramez Naam (2013) Crux
by Ramez Naam (2013) The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet
by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013) The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays
by Kevin LaGrandeur (2013) Artificial Slaves: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture
by Douglas Rushkoff (2012) Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
by Parag Khanna & Ayesha Khanna (2012) Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization
by Milan M. Cirkovic (2012) The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life
by Patrick Lin (2011) Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics
by Hank Pellissier (2011) Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era
by Giuseppe Vatinno (2011) Ecologia politica (Political ecology: The end of nuclear power)
by Jamais Cascio (2009) Hacking the Earth
by eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008) Global Catastrophic Risks
by Douglas Rushkoff (2005) Get Back in the Box : Innovation from the Inside Out
by James Hughes (2004) Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future
by Mihail Roco and William Sims Bainbridge (2003) Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance
by Jamais Cascio (2003) Transhuman Space: Broken Dreams
by Martine Rothblatt (2003) Two Stars for Peace: The Case for Using U.S. Statehood to Achieve Lasting Peace in the Middle East
by Marshall Brain (2002) Manna
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